Based on a German folk-tale, and subject of a piece by Goethe, this tells the story of a supernatural being, "The Creature", who hunts children in the Forest. As with the vampire, who must be willingly invited into a home by his victim, so must The Creature be embraced by the child it seeks. It also features another denizen, Baba Yaga, the Demon Witch of the Woods, who also takes children with the intention of roasting them in her oven. Franz Schubert also wrote a well-known piece... Topic: Folk-tale, German, Child
The late Gerald McDermott made this, his first commercial film at the age of 19, an extremely complex animation short featuring approximately 2000 animation cels presented in six minutes. The production was handled by an uncredited Harrison Engle, later noted as a documentary filmmaker. Influenced by Klee and Matisse, McDermott used silk-screen as well as traditional painting techniques in crafting ethnographic folk tale animation shorts. With films that are startling in intensity, and majestic... ( 5 reviews ) Topics: Animation, Japan, folktale
Michelle Willemse did this paper cutout, backlit film with silhouettes. Darren Wheeling advised on the animation. Film thanks Jamie, Matt and the whole Ani-Lab gang. 1991. Topics: TNLC, CCM, MediaArts, Animation Lab, cutout, Willemse, folktale
Endangered Folktale Preservation in Xunhua Tibetan Areas, Qinghai Province, PR China Endangered Folktale Preservation in Xunhua Tibetan Areas, Qinghai Province, PR China A Canada Fund contribution of 191,600 RMB allowed an important local Tibetan folktale project to be carried out in Xunhua Salar Autonomous County. The project digitalized the folktales, encouraged local schools to use local Tibetan literary resources, transcribed the collected folktales into Tibetan writing and translated them... Topics: Xunhua, endangered Tibetan folktale preservation, Tibetan culture, Tibetan folktales, Qinghai...